Le Saint Louis -> 1671 Aimable

Nominal Guns48DBF
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorMarine Royale
Keel Laid Down9.1656NNF-1610
First Commissioned1659DBF
ShipyardBrest - Brittany DBF
ConstructorJean LaureDBF
CategoryFourth RateDBF
National RateTroisième RangDBF
Ship TypeShip of the Line DBF
Sailing RigShip RiggedDBF
Broken Up10.4.1689DBF


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentNNF-1610
Length of Gundeck140' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)45.472 (149′ 2″ Imperial)
Length of Keel110' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)35.728 (117′ 2″ Imperial)
Breadth31' 6"French Feet (Pied du Roi)10.2312 (33′ 6″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold14' 6"French Feet (Pied du Roi)4.5878 (15′ 0″ Imperial)


1670Broadside Weight = 442 French Livre (477.0064 lbs 216.359 kg)NNF-1610
Gun Deck22 French 24-Pounder
Gun Deck12 French 12-Pounder
Gun Deck8 French 10-Pounder
Gun Deck12 French 8-Pounder
Gun Deck6 French 6-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1659355 NNF-1610
1673325 DBF

19 Commanding Officers

1661Capitaine de VaisseauAbraham II Duquesne (1610-1688)NNF-161018.5.1662 - 1662Capitaine de Vaisseau Jacques de Laye du Plessis (Seigneur de La Brossardière) (d.1686)FWIKI12.1663 - 1664Chef d'escadreAbraham II Duquesne (1610-1688)NNF-16101665Capitaine de Vaisseaude RocambeauNNF-16101665 - 6.1665Capitaine de Vaisseau François de Livenne de Verdille (1613-1690)NNF-16101666Capitaine de Vaisseau François-Bénédict de Rouxel (Marquis de Grancey) (1635-1679)NNF-16101666 - 6.1666Chef d'escadrePierre Certaines de Fricambault (1620-1666)NNF-16106.1666Capitaine de VaisseauAndré de Nesmond (1641-1702)NNF-16106.1666 - 7.1666Capitaine de Vaisseau François de Livenne de Verdille (1613-1690)NNF-16107.1666 - 1667Chef d'escadre François-Bénédict de Rouxel (Marquis de Grancey) (1635-1679)NNF-16101667 - 1668Capitaine de Vaisseau François de Livenne de Verdille (1613-1690)NNF-16101668 - 1669Capitaine de Vaisseau Jean d'Estrées (Comte d'Estrées) (1624-1707)NNF-16101669Capitaine de Vaisseau du Vigier (Sieur des Rabesnières-Treillebois ) (1610-1672)NNF-16101671 - 1672Capitaine de Vaisseau François Louis Rousselet (Comte de Chateaurenault) (1637-1716)1673Capitaine de Vaisseau Bernard Jean-François Jacques Kadot (1644-1732)ref:6871674Capitaine de Vaisseau Charles-François Davy (Marquis d'Amfreville) (1628-1692)ref:6871676Capitaine de Vaisseau La BarreEWIKI1683Capitaine de Vaisseau Jean-Baptiste d'Augustine de Septèmes (Chevalier de Septèmes) (1640-1697)ref:6871684Capitaine de Vaisseau Louis Le Roux d'Infreville-Saint-Aubin (Chevalier d'Infreville-Saint-Aubin) (1642-1712)ref:687

2 Commissioned Officers

1674Capitaine en second Jacques-Auguste Maynard (Sieur de Bellefontaine de la Malmaison) (1646-1720)ref:6871684Capitaine en troisièmePierre de Bagneux (1650-1718)ref:687

Service History

1670Refitted as a 56 gun Third Rate Ship
24.6.1671Renamed AimableDBF
28.5.1673First Battle of Schooneveld
4.6.1673Second Battle of Schooneveld
11.8.1673Battle of Texel
8.1.1675/76Second battle of Stromboli
22.4.1676Battle of Agosta
2.6.1676Battle of Palermo
23.5.1683Second Bombardment of Algiers
17.5.1684Bombardment of Gènes


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